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  • doofdaddy


    Youth of delight! come hither
    And see the opening morn,
    Image of Truth new-born.
    Doubt is fled, and clouds of reason,
    Dark disputes and artful teazing.
    Folly is an endless maze;
    Tangled roots perplex her ways;
    How many have fallen there!
    They stumble all night over bones of the dead;
    And feel--they know not what but care;
    And wish to lead others, when they should be led.


  • talesin

    Can't type much right now, so I apologize for not replying to each poem...

    there are a few of my favs above ... I must go down to the sea again, to the lonely sea and the sky (I can still recite that one Quendi!!) and Frost

    Penelope -- I know that poem!

    and the Blake ... oy , they're all lovely

    Size, NRFG, all ,, thanks for sharing .... more?

    Speaking of Dr. Angelou ... another of my favs ...

    PHENOMENAL WOMAN by Maya Angelou

    Pretty women wonder where my secret lies
    I'm not cute or built to suit a fashion model's size
    But when I start to tell them
    They think I'm telling lies.
    I say,
    It's in the reach of my arms
    The span of my hips,
    The stride of my step,
    The curl of my lips.
    I'm a woman
    Phenomenal woman,
    That's me.

    I walk into a room
    Just as cool as you please,
    And to a man,
    The fellows stand or
    Fall down on their knees.
    Then they swarm around me,
    A hive of honey bees.
    I say,
    It's the fire in my eyes
    And the flash of my teeth,
    The swing of my waist,
    And the joy in my feet.
    I'm a woman
    Phenomenal woman,
    That's me.

    Men themselves have wondered
    What they see in me.
    They try so much
    But they can't touch
    My inner mystery.
    When I try to show them,
    They say they still can't see.
    I say
    It's in the arch of my back,
    The sun of my smile,
    The ride of my breasts,
    The grace of my style.
    I'm a woman
    Phenomenal woman,
    That's me.

    Now you understand
    Just why my head's not bowed.
    I don't shout or jump about
    Or have to talk real loud.
    When you see me passing
    It ought to make you proud.
    I say,
    It's in the click of my heels,
    The bend of my hair,
    The palm of my hand,
    The need of my care,
    'Cause I'm a woman
    Phenomenal woman,
    That's me.

    from And Still I Rise by Maya Angelou
    copyright © 1978 by Maya Angelou.


  • talesin

    Hortensia --- Robert Service :0 I love his stuff; that is one of the best poems. :))


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